Regression models for performance prediction of counter flow dew point evaporative cooling systems
Practitioners take more interest in the output conditions of cooling systems than the details of the processes. In this study, regression models are developed that relate input parameters, including operational and geometrical parameters, to selected output responses of counter flow dew point evaporative cooling systems using numerical simulations and response surface methodology. The considered input operational parameters are inlet air temperature, inlet air relative humidity, inlet air velocity, and extraction ratio. The considered geometrical parameters are the channel length and channel width of the cooling system. The selected output responses are outlet air temperature, outlet air relative humidity, and wet-bulb effectiveness. The regression models are developed using a numerical model that is validated using experimental measurements. The predicted outlet temperatures of the counter flow dew point evaporative cooling system using the regression model match the numerical model predictions and experimental measurements within 4% and 10%, respectively. Therefore, the developed regression models provide a simple mean to predict the performance, aid in the design and optimization of counter flow dew point evaporative cooling systems.
- Mechanical & Industrial Systems Engineering [341 items ]